2020 Year In Review

It’s not a stretch to say that most of us are happy to see 2020 in the rearview mirror. It was a difficult year. Still, it wasn’t all bad.

The CGSC Foundation continued our mission, despite the challenges. As we say “Good riddance” to 2020, and ring in new year, let’s look back on the past 365 days.

Thank you to all who stuck by us during 2020. We appreciate your support – both your charitable gifts and the moral support your provided throughout the year.

The CGSC Foundation is confident that 2021 will be a great year for the Foundation, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the greater Fort Leavenworth community, and we look forward to another 365 days of executing our mission.


CGSCF Scholarship Program logo


Foundation Trustee Mike Meyer, far right, spearheaded an initiative to donate children’s books to the Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library. The donation was officially accepted on Feb. 14, 2020, in the Foundation’s office in the Lewis and Clark Center. From left, Lora Morgan, Foundation Director of Operations; Michael Hittson, CARL Circulation Librarian; Kelsey Busch, CARL Acquisition Librarian; Rod Cox, Foundation President/CEO; and Meyer.



composite image of the four students who won the Foundation's scholarship awards



From left, CGSC Foundation President/CEO Rod Cox, Maj. Kevron W. Henry from Jamaica (2nd place - General Douglas MacArthur Military Leadership Writing Award), Capt. Abdel-Aziz Ali Orou from Benin (recipient of the Major General Hans Schlup Award), Maj. Alessio Battisti from Italy (recipient of the General Dwight D. Eisenhower Award and the Father Donald Smythe Military History Award) and Foundation Chairman Mike Hockley.


The CGSC Foundation recently donated a small collection of books to the Fort Leavenworth Garrison to be used as prizes in an upcoming FMWR Family Fun night on July 25, 2020. Fort Leavenworth Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Antwone Jones accepted the donation from Foundation CEO Rod Cox last week. The collection of book, 15 in all worth approximately $200, were provided by Foundation Trustee Mike Meyer. The books are for children of all ages and reading levels and include “busy books” with toys for interactive reading. The FMWR (Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation) Family Fun Night event is a free drive-in movie which will show at 9 p.m., Saturday, July 25, at the old military police barracks parking lot on Bluntville Ave., on Fort Leavenworth. FMWR will have signs posted to direct traffic. The movie is “Dolittle” starring Robert Downey Jr. For more information see the event listing in the Fort Leavenworth FMWR website.



Maj. Ali Alduhuhoori, United Arab Emirates, renders honors to his national colors during the International Military Student Flag Ceremony on Sept. 8.


CGSC Foundation Director of Operations Lora Morgan reads Chicka Chicka Boom Boom as part of the Combined Arms Research Library’s Community Reads program.


Mr. Thomas A. Gray, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Liaison to the Combined Arms Center and Army University, leads the discussion in the second lecture of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series for CGSC academic year 2021.


Foundation President/CEO Rod Cox assists with laying wreaths on Dec. 19, 2020, at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.

More 2020 photos can be found on the CGSC Foundation’s Facebook page.


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